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JAMAICAS SPRING STAKES PROGRAM. New York. January 23. — Secretary Walter C. Edwards of the Metropolitan Jockey Club, announces the estalishnieut of a new stake for the* spriug meeting at the Jamaica track. It is a handicap for three-year-olds and over at one mile and a sixteenth with ,500 iu added money. The ck»s-ing day for stake entries to be run for at the spring meeting at Jamaica will be February 17. The established races for mature horses will be renewed as follows: Excelsior Handicap, one mile and a sixteenth. 0,000 guaranteed: Montague, one mile and a sixteenth, ,000 added; Kings Comity, Handicap, one mile and a sixteenth. ,500 added: Paumonok Handicap, six furlongs. ,500 added: Newtown, six furlongs, ,000 added, and the Corona, one mile and a sixteenth. ,000 added. The three-year-old specials will be the Williams-bridge Handicap, six furlongs, ,500 added: Dtin-ton Stakes, six furiongs. .50l added, and the Columbus Stakes, one mile aud a sixteenth, ,U0 added. Two-year-olds will to provided for as of yore in the Greenfield, four and a half furlongs. ,500 added: Rosedale. four and a half furlongs, .50O added; Suffolk, live furlongs, Si.imo added aud the Elinhurst. five furlongs, .0 H added. The only project the Metropolitan Jockey Club has deferred until the skies brighten ■ bit is the scheme to lengthen lhe track at Jamaica from one mile to one mile and a furlong by moving the Long Island railroad tracks at the upper end of the course to the left a sufficient distance to make adding a sixteenth of a mile to each stretch possible. Tlie management realizes that the present cramped course does not meet the requirements of modern racing and that the track must be enlarged as soon as possible. When the enlargement of the main track is made the Metroiiolitau Jockey Club will construct within it a fine steeple-chase course.